Todd Ayoung, Bruce Barber, Fredie Beckmans, Brad Buckley, EIDIA, Jim Costanzo & Aaron Burr Society, Heide Hatry, Helen Hyatt-Johnston, Jacqueline de Jong, Nina Kuo, Joke Lanz, Susanne Lingemann, Sean Lowry, Alexander Melamid, Maynard Monrow, Bill Mutter, Joseph Nechvatal ,Elizabeth Rogers, Sarah Safford, Patrick Scheid, Clark Stoeckley, Tony Schwensen
Eidia House | 14 Dunham Place
Curated by Paul Lamarre, Melissa Wolf (EIDIA)
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PUPPET PRESIDENT[S] & POWER
Closing reception, Saturday, January 20, 2017, 6-8pm /
Exhibition: January 15 – February 21, 2017
EIDIA House announces a special group exhibition of poetry: PUPPET PRESIDENT[S] & POWER for its continuing initiative PLATO’S CAVE. This is the 26th show in the series. The artists included thus far are:
Todd Ayoung, Bruce Barber, Fredie Beckmans, Brad Buckley, EIDIA, Jim Costanzo & Aaron Burr Society, Heide Hatry, Helen Hyatt-Johnston, Jacqueline de Jong, Nina Kuo, Joke Lanz, Susanne Lingemann, Sean Lowry, Alexander Melamid, Maynard Monrow, Bill Mutter, Joseph Nechvatal, Elizabeth Rogers, Sarah Safford, Patrick Scheid, Clark Stoeckley, Tony Schwensen with others to be announced.
In the spirit of J20 Art Strike January 20 and WRITERS RESIST to be held nationally in the US on January 15, MLK day, EIDIA House Plato’s Cave made an open invitation to our artists network to participate in a special exhibit that will display each poem entered in the Plato's Cave vault space. Each work in its PDF form will be printed Giclée on archival card stock or photographic paper.
The artists were requested to improve on the following poem provided by Paul Lamarre of EIDIA House.
Lamarre states: “I know that there is a prodigious preponderance of the ‘p’ here, (b)put, propose your own poem or prose on the topic at hand—or it can be in strictly visual form—as you wish.”
The submitted versions will be exhibited in Plato's Cave for WRITERS RESIST January 15th, celebrated with a Closing wine reception on January. 20, 6-8pm at Plato’s Cave.
PUPPET PRESIDENT[S] & POWER
A patronizing puppet President
picked, primped, preened and plumed
to NOT be “Presidential”
so to piss off the proletariat, the plebs, and the hoi polloi,
for peoples to be pitted against peoples..
and that is the point..
A puppet president again placed in place by predominate powers
driven by powerfulness, greed, paranoia,
and sociopathic self proclaimed providence,
so to perpetrate atrocities
on peoples for profit propagated plunder, and in the end “policed”
by the privatized thereof and prisoned.
For PLATO’S CAVE, EIDIA House Inc. Co-Directors Melissa P. Wolf and Paul Lamarre (EIDIA) curate invited fellow artists to create an installation with (in some cases) an accompanying limited edition. EIDIA House functions as an art gallery and meeting place, collaborating with artists to create "socially radical" art forms—framed within the discipline of aesthetic research.
View by appointment.
Contact Paul Lamarre or Melissa Wolf, email to: email@example.com